This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to meet up with Angus of the blog Dawg Day Cards. He was in town and reached out to see if we could get together before he went back home.
He had a 1971 Topps Pirates team card for me for the set I was working on and I had a few 1991 football factory sets I had set aside for him, so in addition to hanging out at the card shop, we got to swap some cards. I should also mention that Angus added a drone for me and my boys because Angus is awesome and super thoughtful.
Here is the 1971 Topps Pirates team card Angus had for me. He assured me that he didn't pay $0.25 for the card. I'm sure he didn't. This card is in fantastic shape and is a huge upgrade for my set! Thank you so much Angus!
Here is the card it replaces.
It looks fantastic in the sheet, right under the great Willie Mays. At some point, I'd like to upgrade the Mays.
We spent about an hour at the shop looking in showcases and boxes. Angus found some great cards, and some not so great cards (let's be honest, he collects Browns cards) for his collection and he added a few cards to his pile for other bloggers.
I found a couple cards to add to my collection. I thought it was appropriate that I add this O-Pee-Chee Don Mattingly rookie card to my collection while I was at a card shop with Angus, who is from Canada.
I have the 1984 Topps Mattingly rookie card already, but I have been kicking myself for a while for not picking up the O-Pee-Chee and Nestle versions when I had the chance a couple years ago. Now I just need to keep an eye out for the Nestle version.
The other card I grabbed was this 1953 Topps card of Willie Miranda. It's in rough shape, but I love it!
It's from the tough 4th series and it just a few cards away from being the final card in the set. Not only that, but it's one of 3 cards in the 1953 set where the artist added a Topps Gum advertisement in the background. I already have the Clem Labine. With the addition of the Willie Miranda I just need to add the Sid Hudson card to my collection.
Really enjoyed visiting with you Angus and browsing and talking cards. Wish you all the best and if you do end up coming back to Arizona, let me know.